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05
May

Today is GiveNOLA Day!

Today, the Greater New Orleans Foundation is hosting its annual GiveNOLA Day, the community’s one-day, online giving event to inspire people to give generously to the nonprofit organizations that are making our region stronger, creating a thriving community for all. Read more…
26
Feb

Action Needed: Please Sign Obama letter to protect GOMESA funding

The America’s WETLAND Foundation is joining with the members of the Restore the Mississippi River Delta Coalition to send a letter to President Obama asking him to reconsider his 2017 budget proposal to redistribute Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act (GOMESA ) dollars away from Louisiana and other Gulf states. Click here to see a copy...
13
Feb

The Advocate: Gov. Edwards claims federal budget proposal would hurt state’s efforts to fight coastal erosion

Joining  coastal groups  and elected officials, Louisiana’s governor is asking President Barack Obama to reconsider part of his budget proposal that would stop the state from getting a greater share of offshore oil and gas revenue starting in 2017. Read more…
11
Dec

NOLA.com: Pilot project plugs holes in Gulf Waterway in Lafourche Parish

Using recycled plastic mats and native plants, a team of major corporations and non-profit organizations led by the America’s Wetland Foundation has embarked on a pilot project to restore eroded embankments along the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway in Lafourche Parish. The project will plug holes in a section of the canal on the western edge of the open-water Delta Farms area, slowing...
02
Oct

The Advocate: Our Views: Coastal funding shouldn’t suffer because of failure to properly budget highway projects

While Louisiana’s coastal preservation efforts are going to get a big boost from legal settlements arising from the Deepwater Horizon disaster, it is important that politicians don’t get greedy. Read more…
28
Apr

Deadline for Civic Leaders Survey – May 1st

America’s WETLAND Foundation is calling on Louisiana civic clubs and organizations to complete a 2015 survey to determine the impact to communities of coastal restoration by May 1, 2015. The survey is a follow up to a 2014 poll in which Louisiana voters overwhelming cited coastal land loss as the issue of their lifetime. Read more…
24
Apr

Complete Brief Survey to Help Save Wetlands

America’s WETLAND Foundation is calling on Louisiana civic clubs and organizations to complete a 2015 survey to determine the impact to communities of coastal restoration by May 1. The survey is a follow up to a 2014 poll in which Louisiana voters overwhelming cited coastal land loss as the issue of their lifetime Read more…
08
Apr

72 Hours Left to Enter Student Competition!

IT’S CRUNCH TIME! Louisiana schools and students must submit their “KEEP YOUR EYE ON THE PRIZE” and SCHOOL MASCOT CHALLENGE entries by Saturday, April 11, to qualify for $500 PRIZES for his or her class, in addition to special tours of the NEW ORLEANS SAINTS practice facility in Metairie, La. Read more…
03
Mar

WWNO: Why Do We Measure Wetlands Loss in Football Fields?

What happens when you combine the most popular sport in the U.S. with one of the most dire environmental situations in the country? The catchy analogy that a football field sized piece of Louisiana coastal wetlands is lost every half-hour. Read more…
11
Feb

PARC: Nonpartisan leaders call for hands off coastal restoration funds to balance budget

Sweeping dedicated coastal dollars into the general operating budget would break a strong precedent and raise costly questions about Louisiana’s coastal spending stewardship Read more…
24
Dec

Houma Courier: Private investors urged to take on coastal restoration

Environmental leaders are looking to change coastal restoration from an issue largely hinging upon state or federal dollars to one where private investors take more of an interest. Read more…
15
Aug

AWF joins WWL Radio for 2014 New Orleans Saints season to declare GAME ON!

GAME ON! advertisements to air during Saints gameday radio broadcast America’s WETLAND Foundation (AWF) will team up with WWL Radio for the 2014 New Orleans Saints season to air AWF radio advertisements on Saints gameday that urge football fans to “join the home team.” The advertisements are part of AWF’s ongoing GAME ON! campaign, which...
31
Jul

America’s Wetland Foundation Addresses CEER 2014

On Wednesday, America’s WETLAND Foundation (AWF) Managing Director Val Marmillion moderated a plenary session entitled “Mississippi River Restoration” at the 2014 Conference on Ecological and Ecosystem Restoration (CEER) at the Hilton Riverside Hotel in New Orleans. Marmillion introduced Mississippi River leaders who discussed the action required for the management of one of the nation’s greatest...
29
Jul

AWF Chairman delivers keynote remarks at CEER2014

America’s WETLAND Foundation (AWF) Chairman of the Board R. King Milling was on hand this morning to deliver welcoming remarks to attendees of the opening plenary session of the 2014 Conference on Ecological and Ecosystem Restoration (CEER). He spoke this morning at the Hilton Riverside of New Orleans as part of the opening session of...
15
Jul

New York Times: Envisioning Profit in Environmental Good Works

Equity Firm Restores Louisiana Marshland to Earn Credits It Can Sell Aboard the Dredge Butcher, off the Louisiana Coast – All day and all night, this ship off a knob of Louisiana at Alligator Bend sucks up silt from the floor of Lake Borgne and pumps it through a half-mile of fat steel pipe. Read...
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